The man and woman from out of town, both 27, said they were using a GPS device that took them to Lower Wacker Drive near North Columbus Drive around 1:50 a.m. They claimed that's when they were approached by three people - one of whom had a knife.
The tourists said the suspects stole their belongings, which included a $12,000 wedding ring, a $3,000 suitcase purse, a $2,000 MacBook Air, a $300 suitcase and a $150 iPad mini, and took off running. Neither was hurt.
Area Central detectives investigated the claims and determined their reports were unfounded. They were taken into custody Thursday evening.